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Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One

Baby carriers, if you grab the right one, are amazing. No need to lug around some clunky enormous pram that takes up the entire boot, your hands are free to walk the dog or drink a coffee (which will be needed. Several times a day) and it is waaaay easier to move around the place…especially in crowds. But…the big but. A lot of baby carriers can be harder to configure and put together than an Ikea wardrobe. With loops and straps...

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Funky Monkey Bars® Are Not Cheap!

Nope, they’re not cheap……..and you know why…..because they’re made STRONG, made to LAST and made to GROW with your kids. We need to stop buying cheap crap that lasts a few months, and start investing in great quality toys that encourage our kids to get outside, take risks and be active! This is what our Funky Monkey Bars looked like in 2017 This is what our Funky Monkey Bars look like now Funky Monkey Bars® popped...

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JetKids™ by Stokke™ BedBox™

Always been a big fan of a ride/pull along suitcase for kids so when my 7 year old outgrew hers we thought we’d give BedBox a try. Made by Stokke, the BedBox is a carry-on sized ride on/pull along kids suitcase that turns a plane seat into a bed! We’ve been overseas twice this year, most recently a 34 hour EPIC MISSION to get to the Seychelles off the coast of Africa and I can honestly say, hand on heart, that this brilliant little...

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The Best of SA Showbags

Want to buy a showbag at this years Royal Adelaide Show that is loaded with practical quality goods, offers something for ALL of the family and oozes bang for buck? Buy South Australian. It might even help you pack the school lunches next week? We found it really hard to pick a selection of bags to review this year, show bags are just so much fun, but we know know they are mostly full of rubbish and plastic (that will take up to 500 years to...

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Adelaide’s finest supermarkets | The grocery run that [eco friendly] dreams are made of

Love at first supermarket. If ‘destination grocery shopping’ was a thing, then Adelaide’s finest supermarkets, Frewville Foodland and Pasadena Foodland would surely be classified as Disneyland for foodies, and those with specialist dietary requirements alike. We LOVE it here. You will too. Neither Frewville Foodland or Pasadena Foodland are in my local hood, yet I regularly make the trip for household groceries because the...

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My Baby Essentials (Newborn to 3 months)

With my first child I feel like we bought ALL OF THE THINGS. Because we basically had no idea what we were doing or what we needed, we just bought or were given pretty much everything anyone suggested. When I look back, I think we actually used maybe half of them. There are just SO MANY baby products around that it can actually get a bit overwhelming for first time parent to work out what exactly they NEED. So 6 years later, when we were...

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QUADRO – the ultimate kids construction toy

**WIN a miniQUADRO DuoMobile set valued at $199.99 – scroll down for more info ** After hearing about how awesome QUADRO is from Roxy (read her review of QUADRO Universal here for more detail), we were keen to get a set to try ourselves so we opted for the QUADRO Basic kit and miniQUADRO Basic set. We chose the QUADRO BASIC because it includes wheels and we thought our kids would like the additional option of building vehicles – and...

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Amby Baby Hammock

Moses basket, crib, bassinette, cot……. Trying to decide on where your newborn baby will sleep when you first bring them home is one of the big purchase decisions you’ll make. I’d seen the Amby Baby Hammock pop up in my news feed while I was pregnant so I emailed them to ask a few questions and was lucky enough to be sent one to try out. Amby was created in 1989 by Aussie Ambrose Hooi, as a cure for his daughter’s...

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Baby Jogger City Mini 10th Anniversary Edition

As you might have read in My Baby Essentials post, a really great pram was high up on my list of things to make sure I found before baby #2 arrived in July this year. After lots of asking around and pram stalking at the shops I finally decided on the Baby Jogger City Mini GT with the City Go Capsule and have not looked back. I asked the KiA community on Facebook for some advice on which pram to choose and by far the most popular reply was Baby...

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Fly LegsUp

On a recent trip to Europe with our three young children, I was dreading the flights. We had done a little bit of travel with the kids before, but with all three children our longest flight had been to Perth and the kids had not even looked like settling down to rest on that flight. So I was not looking forward to the 14 hour long haul flight to Europe AT ALL! Being concerned about the children sleeping or resting, I looked into a product that...

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My Feelings Matter – A book for little people with BIG feelings

We are HUGE book fans here at Kids in Adelaide and we LOVE sharing our latest and greatest book finds with you all……ESPECIALLY when they are a little bit special like this one is. My Feelings Matter is a special book for 2 reasons…. 1. It was written by my good friend Sara, who is also the owner of Teepee Learning (remember the alphabet flash cards we posted a while back?) 2. It’s not only a beautifully written and...

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Keep your kids healthy while they sleep with Protect a Bed

Toilet training. It’s not my favourite part of raising children, but I’ve always felt SO proud when the penny finally drops, and the child is successful. However, once toilet training during the day is mastered, then comes the challenge of toilet training during nap times, and at night. Obviously, this goes hand in hand with a LOT of wet sheets and a LOT of washing! To be honest, one of my biggest tips for toilet training overnight is to...

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QUADRO – Build, Climb, Slide, Drive & Splash!

If I had to name 3 toys I remember playing with as a kid they would be My cabbage patch kid with custom build wardrobe made by my PopMy pound puppyThese plastic tubes and connectors that we have for YEARS AND YEARS and use for all sorts of things from building cubbies to making hurdles to practice for Little Athletics.  I remember playing with this stuff ALL. THE.TIME! I googled and googled all sorts of names and descriptions to try and...

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Electronic Learning Toys from VTech and Leapfrog

If you’re already a parent, chances are you’ve already heard about the range of Learning Toys from VTech and Leapfrog. What we didn’t know was how HUGE their range of toys is! Suitable for newborns right up to 9 years old their toys are innovative, educational and high quality. VTech and sister brand Leapfrog make sure that all their electronic learning toys are fun for children, but at the same time are encouraging them to...

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Top 10 Fairy and Elf Gift Ideas

The magical world of Fairies and Elves is one that most kids I know LOVE. My 4 year old is currently obsessed with all things fairy and almost every morning will report to me about what’s happened in her fairy garden overnight. We collect all sorts of bits and pieces to add to her collection, not all store bought, we also collect gumnuts from the garden (those are apparently what fairies drink “chinos” from) shells from the...

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Free Events for Kids in Adelaide

Who says you need to spend money to have a good time!  There’s no shortage of free events for kids in Adelaide. Join your local community for a stroll around a local market, enjoy dancing to live music, lay out a picnic rug at a park event or food truck festival, take a free tour. If you’re looking for things to do in Adelaide for free with your little peeps, check here to find events that won’t cost you a cent!...

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Adelaide Markets

I. LOVE. MARKETS! I’ve been on both sides of the market stall, and I am a big fan. Give me a fresh juice, some live music, and some cheese samples and I will come a running. Here in Adelaide we are so lucky to have so many fantastic markets to choose from so we’ve gathered up the ones we know about and added them all to this page. It’s updated constantly with new markets added all the time so make sure you check back each...

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20 Lessons From My Kids First Year at Kindy

My twins starting kindergarten was the proverbial light at the end of the [slightly worn] [not quite as tight as it used to be][prone to occasional leakage] stay at home mum tunnel. And despite a shaky start [for me], I’m now that mum tyre squealing away at 9:01am, belting out George Michael’s “Freedom” at the top of her lungs. As we enter the final term of kindy, ahead of primary school next year, I’ve had pause to reflect on what the year has...

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MooGoo Review

I wish that I never knew about Moo Goo. Because if that was the case, that would mean that my 4 year old didn’t have eczema and we wouldn’t have needed to try a million creams, balms and oils to try and stop the itches and scratches that the poor thing deals with on a daily basis. But, unfortunately that’s not the case. I do know about MooGoo, and I’ve actually known about it since Winnie was a baby. It was recommended...

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My screen time scenario

There are three Mums that started up the initial Kids in Adelaide team. We have 7 kids under 8 between us. All three of us have in some ways similar, but in other ways quite different parenting styles. Isn’t that great! We work together, we’ve been best friends for over 20 years, and despite that we are free and confident to raise our children the way we feel is right for our own families. One way in which we differ is our thoughts...

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School Camp Tips

School Camp Tips You Can’t Live Without! School camp! A chance to dust off the old waterproof pants, shake the spiders out of the sleeping bag and throw on some explorer socks. You would think that school camp is something children can not wait for! But school camp can be something that many students dread- and parents can dread it just as much. Actually, truth be known, lots of teachers dread school camps too! Here are some tips on how...

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Kids in Adelaide 2015 – The year that was…

2015 has been a big year in the Kids in Adelaide team! We have been so excited to see our Facebook followers increase from 3,350 to over 18,000 this year. Our website has also continued to grow and we do our best to keep it up to date while also managing our careers, kids and our never ending pile of laundry! We continue to be amazed by how awesome you guys are for supporting us and contributing to our content. Personally, 2015 has been a...

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Matilda Bookshop in Stirling

Matilda’s kids nook Loving the kids area Some gorgeous children’s books As an avid reader myself as a kid, Matilda bookshop in Stirling is the kind of place I loved as a child and still love as an adult. It’s obvious from the moment you walk into Matilda’s, this is not your standard chain super store and you won’t leave feeling like you bought 3 books for $20 that you’ll probably never read. Nope, this is one...

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Darling Joe and THE ring

So before I even start the story, you guys need to check out this map that shows just how far my little post about “Darling Joe” and his missing ring travelled! Social media at it’s finest![vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On Monday the 6th of April 2015 I took a trip to Finn’s beach club in Bali with my daughter, my sister...

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